Terrorism: For Muslim crimes only?

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Terrorism has become so closely linked to Islam that labelling white crime with it violates Western cultural realities.

Participants of an interfaith rally at an Islamic community centre in Arizona, United States [Reuters]

Participants of an interfaith rally at an Islamic community centre in Arizona, United State

“Media outlets have been reluctant,” writes Brit Bennett for the New York Times, “to classify the Charleston shooting as terrorism, despite how eerily it echoes our country’s history of terrorism. US-bred terrorism originated in order to restrict the movement and freedom of newly liberated black Americans who, for the first time, began to gain an element of political power.”

Bennett is one among countless critical thinkers and commentators arguing why the slaughter of nine African Americans in a Charleston historic church must be qualified as a “terrorist” act.

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In another piece for the New York Times, Charles M Blow insists, referring to the confessed murderer, “[Dylann]…

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